BANGKOK (AFP) - Five paramilitary rangers were killed and one other wounded in an ambush when suspected rebels detonated a bomb buried in a road in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, local police said on Friday.
TOKYO (AP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is travelling to Myanmar on the first visit to the country by a Japanese leader in 36 years, as Tokyo bids to reassert its position as a top economic partner after decades of frosty relations with the previous military regime.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Global rights group Amnesty International urged Malaysia Friday to end its "post-election crackdown" which has seen four critics arrested in the aftermath of the government's worst electoral result.
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)- Two opposition politicians and an activist, who had been arrested on Thursday for making seditious remarks at a forum, have been released.
YANGON (REUTERS) - Myanmar's currency has plunged more than 7 per cent over the past month to the lowest since it was floated last year, raising concern about economic stability in Asia's newest democracy.